On February 27, Dymag, and its strategic partner, composites material specialist Hankuk Carbon, together with Hyundai, showcased an advanced all-new carbon hybrid wheel on the new Hyundai IONIQ 5 N NPX1 concept which made its debut at the Tokyo Auto Salon.
For the NPX1 wheel, Dymag has created a striking new 21-inch-high performance wheel with a five-spoke forged aluminum centerpiece painted Satin Black. Combined with the carbon fiber outer rim, the N Performance wheel weighs under 10kg, some 7kg less than a traditional cast alloy version.
Dymag’s proprietary carbon hybrid wheel expertise realizes the best of both materials by blending a composite outer rim made from carbon fiber with a precision-machined forged metallic centerpiece.
In addition to significantly reduced unsprung mass, carbon hybrid wheel technology also reduces rolling inertia and offers improved stiffness and strength. Dymag is also in advanced stages with multiple car makers, with further original equipment supply agreements set to be announced soon.